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Independent research names Srixon Z 565 year's best driver

Independent research names Srixon Z 565 year's best driver

Reid Nelson | 05/11/2017

Right on the heels of its golf ball lineup sweeping gold medals in Golf Digest’s annual equipment “Hot List,” Srixon has bagged... read more »

TaylorMade Golf sold for $425 million to private equity firm

TaylorMade Golf sold for $425 million to private equity firm

Metro Golf Notes | 05/10/2017

NEW YORK (AP) — TaylorMade Golf Co., which has signed Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to equipment deals this year, has been sold ... read more »

McIlroy signs equipment deal with TaylorMade

McIlroy signs equipment deal with TaylorMade

Reid Nelson | 05/10/2017

When Nike Golf announced last August it was getting out of the equipment manufacturing business, the question that immediately ca... read more »

Srixon balls sweep gold medals in

Srixon balls sweep gold medals in "Hot List" testing

Reid Nelson | 04/26/2017

Golf Digest’s annual “Hot List,” which ranks clubs and balls from manufacturers throughout the golf industry, is out and one br... read more »

Precision Pro's new range finders offer more bang for your buck

Precision Pro's new range finders offer more bang for your buck

Reid Nelson | 04/11/2017

Aside from huge technological advances to the actual equipment we use to play the game – clubs and balls, that is – the advent of... read more »

Puma's DISC System gives proper 'twist' to golf shoes

Puma's DISC System gives proper 'twist' to golf shoes

Reid Nelson | 04/04/2017

Cable tightening systems have been featured in various types of athletic footwear for decades. My first pair of ski boots had jus... read more »

Bubba Watson unveils new pink balls at Kapalua

Bubba Watson unveils new pink balls at Kapalua

Doug Ferguson | 01/03/2017

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Bubba Watson gazed toward the blue Pacific on the first tee at Kapalua and unleashed a big drive with his ... read more »

It's official: Lydia Ko has made the switch to PXG clubs

It's official: Lydia Ko has made the switch to PXG clubs

Reid Spencer | 01/03/2017

Lydia Ko’s reported move from Callaway to PXG equipment is now official. Parsons Xtreme Golf announced on Tuesday that Ko, t... read more »

New balls for Tiger Woods, who inks Bridgestone deal

New balls for Tiger Woods, who inks Bridgestone deal

Doug Ferguson | 12/15/2016

One tournament into his return was all Tiger Woods needed to strike a deal with Bridgestone to play its golf ball. Bridgesto... read more »

Bubba Watson to switch to colorful Volvik balls, report says

Bubba Watson to switch to colorful Volvik balls, report says

Metro Golf Notes | 12/14/2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It makes sense, doesn't it? The unconventional Masters champion who already uses a pink driver soo... read more »

Holiday Gift Guide: Our top picks for golfers on your list

Holiday Gift Guide: Our top picks for golfers on your list

Reid Nelson | 12/01/2016

Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, the holidays inspire a spirit of giving. So with that in mind, MetroGolfMag.com wo... read more »

Exotics aims at broader market with XJ1 driver, fairway woods

Exotics aims at broader market with XJ1 driver, fairway woods

Reid Nelson | 11/02/2016

Since its inception, Exotics, the high-end, boutique brand from Tour Edge Golf, has had a singular and simple philosophy that can... read more »

Sentio's Sierra 101 putter isolates face for amazingly consistent roll

Sentio's Sierra 101 putter isolates face for amazingly consistent roll

Reid Nelson | 10/18/2016

Even before it launched its first product for retail sale, a new stand-alone putter company landed a spot in mygolfspy.com’s li... read more »

Callaway reprises Steelhead name, but with new technology

Callaway reprises Steelhead name, but with new technology

Reid Nelson | 09/13/2016

When the folks at Callaway Golf unveiled their new game improvement irons on Sept. 2, they did more than resurrect the Steelhead ... read more »

Hot Launch 2 clubs continue Tour Edge Golf's legacy

Hot Launch 2 clubs continue Tour Edge Golf's legacy

Reid Nelson | 08/31/2016

For years now, those responsible for the game of golf have lamented golf’s shrinking participation numbers. Yet, over those same ... read more »

Snell Golf's MTB delivers Tour performance at affordable price

Snell Golf's MTB delivers Tour performance at affordable price

Reid Nelson | 08/24/2016

Ask a hundred golfers, even the most avid golfers, who Dean Snell is, and odds are none will be able to answer. Yet, by the ... read more »

Nike announcement sign of golf's shrinking equipment arena

Nike announcement sign of golf's shrinking equipment arena

Reid Nelson | 08/05/2016

In his own autobiography, Mark Twain wrote, “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in ... read more »

Finally, oversized putter grips with feel and feedback

Finally, oversized putter grips with feel and feedback

Reid Nelson | 06/20/2016

Over recent years, oversized putter grips have cut quite a swathe into golf’s retail after-market. So much so that, walk into any... read more »

MetroGolf has some gift ideas for Dad on Father's Day

MetroGolf has some gift ideas for Dad on Father's Day

Reid Nelson | 06/06/2016

With one major – The Masters – and one wannabe – The Players – behind us, the golf world turns its attention to the next biggie o... read more »

Cobra drivers deliver great performance, feel in appealing packages

Cobra drivers deliver great performance, feel in appealing packages

Reid Nelson | 06/06/2016

According to the PGA Tour’s media guide, Rickie Fowler stands just five feet, nine inches tall and tips the scales at just 150 po... read more »

Titleist's Concept 16 clubs not for everyone's budget

Titleist's Concept 16 clubs not for everyone's budget

Reid Nelson | 04/21/2016

When it comes to growing the game, golf’s powers that be unanimously agree on three factors that must be overcome: the game is to... read more »

Antigua's 2016 collection 'colorfully' manages heat, moisture

Antigua's 2016 collection 'colorfully' manages heat, moisture

Reid Nelson | 03/31/2016

With summer right around the corner, dealing with heat and humidity on the golf course is as important as keeping double bogeys o... read more »

DST trainers teach proper impact without gimmicks, gadgets

DST trainers teach proper impact without gimmicks, gadgets

Reid Nelson | 02/09/2016

As a rule, MetroGolf does not review training aids, as most are, at best, awkward, difficult to use and require a litany of ins... read more »

Aerotech SteelFiber shafts offer best of both worlds

Aerotech SteelFiber shafts offer best of both worlds

Reid Nelson | 02/03/2016

Just this past weekend, Brandt Snedeker fashioned a final-round, three-under 69 Sunday to come from six shots back and win the Fa... read more »

Snedeker gets new Bridgestone JGR driver off to FAST start

Snedeker gets new Bridgestone JGR driver off to FAST start

Reid Nelson | 01/28/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Bridgestone Golf never intended its new JGR line of clubs for Tour pros. But Brandt Snedeker neve... read more »

New Vokey wedges feature soft feel, unique technology

New Vokey wedges feature soft feel, unique technology

Reid Nelson | 01/26/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2016) – They won’t hit pro shops and retail outlets until early March, but the new Titleist Vokey Design ... read more »

New equipment set to debut at PGA Show

New equipment set to debut at PGA Show

Reid Nelson | 01/18/2016

The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show tees off next week in Orlando. And while ‘the Show’ isn’t the monster it once was, it is still golf... read more »

Nike to debut new RZN Tour, RZN Speed golf balls

Nike to debut new RZN Tour, RZN Speed golf balls

Reid Nelson | 01/06/2016

Nike’s latest entry into the highly competitive golf ball market will debut in late January, according to a press announcement fr... read more »

Put some fun in your golf bag with Daphne’s Headcovers

Put some fun in your golf bag with Daphne’s Headcovers

Reid Nelson | 12/11/2015

For 99.9 percent of the population, golf is recreation; for an elite number of incredibly talented professionals, it’s a job. But... read more »

Kentwool's new Game Day Collection socks fun, comfortable

Kentwool's new Game Day Collection socks fun, comfortable

Reid Nelson | 11/17/2015

Looking for a great stocking stuffer for the golfer on your Christmas shopping list? What could be better than … well, stockings?... read more »

Separating actual performance from marketing hype

Separating actual performance from marketing hype

Reid Nelson | 11/13/2015

Caveat emptor. In the legal profession, it’s an axiom that’s nearly as old as the ancient Latin language that gave us the ... read more »

Antigua's new Exceed more than just a golf shirt

Antigua's new Exceed more than just a golf shirt

Reid Nelson | 11/11/2015

When is a golf shirt more than just a shirt? When it’s a sunscreen, as well. Antigua, the Arizona-based apparel company that... read more »

Bridgestone J15 Forged wedges offer superior performance, feel

Bridgestone J15 Forged wedges offer superior performance, feel

Reid Nelson | 09/16/2015

Recently, MetroGolf tested and reviewed the J15DF irons, new this year from Bridgestone Golf, and we were as impressed by the h... read more »

Golf Pride's MCC Plus 4 mirrors tour pros' preferences in grips

Golf Pride's MCC Plus 4 mirrors tour pros' preferences in grips

Reid Nelson | 08/27/2015

Spend even a few hours in one of the “tour vans” – the rolling club-fitting, club-building laboratories representing the major go... read more »

Great Big Bertha returning; Big Bertha Alpha getting facelift

Great Big Bertha returning; Big Bertha Alpha getting facelift

Reid Nelson | 08/07/2015

At Callaway Golf, it’s a case of history repeating itself. And the company, no doubt, is hoping that, when Great Big Bertha retur... read more »

"Player's" look hides technology in Bridgestone J15DF irons

Reid Nelson | 07/31/2015

With their thin top line, compact head, minimal offset and muscle-back design, Bridgestone Golf’s new J15DF irons certainly quali... read more »

Rotex micro-grooves give Cleveland wedges extra grip, spin

Rotex micro-grooves give Cleveland wedges extra grip, spin

Reid Nelson | 07/09/2015

Since its founding in 1979, Cleveland Golf has been synonymous with one particular market segment – wedges. Cleveland Golf, ... read more »

Field test earns rave reviews for Srixon's Z Series irons

Field test earns rave reviews for Srixon's Z Series irons

Reid Nelson | 06/14/2015

“Play a better ball.” That’s the marketing catchphrase for Srixon, the golf equipment arm of international manufacturing gia... read more »

Callaway XR Pro: A player's iron for less than a grand

Callaway XR Pro: A player's iron for less than a grand

Reid Nelson | 05/02/2015

These days, trying to find a set of “player’s” irons that doesn’t cost four figures can be tougher than U.S. Open rough. But Call... read more »

Tour Edge Hot Launch: Affordable technology that performs

Tour Edge Hot Launch: Affordable technology that performs

Reid Nelson | 03/13/2015

These days, it’s easy to find a driver with adjustable hosel technology. Plunk down three, four or even five hundred bucks and al... read more »

Web cover design improves Bridgestone's e-Series balls

Web cover design improves Bridgestone's e-Series balls

Reid Nelson | 03/06/2015

Until now, a spider web on a golf course was something you walked into when you were searching for your ball in the woods. But th... read more »

Nike's Lunar Control 3 shoe offers comfortable stability

Nike's Lunar Control 3 shoe offers comfortable stability

Reid Nelson | 02/17/2015

Can a golf shoe actually make you play better? Though certainly debatable, it’s a question that seems impossible to answer emp... read more »

Impressive new 'toys' unveiled at PGA Merchandise Show

Impressive new 'toys' unveiled at PGA Merchandise Show

Reid Nelson | 01/26/2015

ORLANDO (Jan. 26, 2015) – For decades, the annual PGA Merchandise Show has been the largest single event in golf, drawing thousan... read more »

Gift ideas for the golfer on your list span all price ranges

Gift ideas for the golfer on your list span all price ranges

Reid Nelson | 11/27/2014

While more and more retailers seem to feel it’s OK, or even necessary, to start filling their stores with Christmas decorations w... read more »

Alphard combines bag, pushcart into easy, affordable unit

Alphard combines bag, pushcart into easy, affordable unit

Reid Nelson | 11/05/2014

So, the summer heat has given way to fall and you’d like to start playing golf the way the game was truly meant to be played … wa... read more »

Exotics E8, CB PROh irons offer easy-to-hit options

Exotics E8, CB PROh irons offer easy-to-hit options

Reid Nelson | 10/25/2014

The company doesn’t spend money slapping its name on Tour players’ hats and golf bags. But for decades, Tour Edge/Exotics has bee... read more »

Titleist unveils 915 lineup of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids

Titleist unveils 915 lineup of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids

Reid Nelson | 10/15/2014

Unlike some equipment companies, which seem to come out with a new line of clubs with every full moon, Titleist has held to its p... read more »

Slot disappears from new Adams Tight Lies clubs

Slot disappears from new Adams Tight Lies clubs

Reid Nelson | 09/09/2014

When Adams Golf unveiled what is now commonly referred to as “slot” technology to its woods and hybrids a few years back, TaylorM... read more »

PowerBilt's Air Force One DFX worth a serious look

PowerBilt's Air Force One DFX worth a serious look

Reid Nelson | 09/05/2014

Let’s face it. PowerBilt isn’t the big name in golf that it once was – not like when caddies for the likes of Fuzzy Zoeller, Bobb... read more »

Redesigned padding key to new Bionic StableGrip glove

Redesigned padding key to new Bionic StableGrip glove

Reid Nelson | 08/22/2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 22, 2014) – It’s probably safe to say that the great majority of golfers give about as much thought to th... read more »

Callaway fits Speed Regime balls to three swing speeds

Callaway fits Speed Regime balls to three swing speeds

Reid Nelson | 07/16/2014

Just like the overwhelming majority of golfers, even those who write equipment reviews fall into the habit of reaching for the sa... read more »

Ping gets early Tour win with new G30 line

Ping gets early Tour win with new G30 line

Reid Nelson | 07/10/2014

Even before the clubs hit most retail golf shops, Ping scored a PGA Tour victory with its new G30 line. That’s not all that un... read more »

Cleveland putter gives new twist to old adage

Cleveland putter gives new twist to old adage

Reid Nelson | 06/17/2014

There’s an old adage that says you can’t put a square peg into a round hole. Obviously, the truth of that adage is dependent ... read more »

RadiusRoll perfects an old idea for better putting

RadiusRoll perfects an old idea for better putting

Reid Nelson | 05/14/2014

Rounded or radius-faced putters are not a new idea. TearDrop marketed putters with a rounded face and even had some Tour players ... read more »

'New' Cobra Golf making clubs for everyone

'New' Cobra Golf making clubs for everyone

Reid Nelson | 04/25/2014

Back in the day, when former Australian Amateur champion Tom Crow owned the company and the likes of future Hall of Famers Hale I... read more »

Bushnell's new Z6 Jolt is compact, convenient, accurate

Bushnell's new Z6 Jolt is compact, convenient, accurate

Reid Nelson | 02/25/2014

It’s not quite been a full decade yet, but way back in ’06, golf’s ruling bodies, the USGA and the R&A, acquiesced and started al... read more »

Tour Preferred irons return to TaylorMade lineup

Tour Preferred irons return to TaylorMade lineup

Reid Nelson | 01/07/2014

After a generation in exile, the Tour Preferred name is back in the irons lineup at TaylorMade. And just like before, the new TP ... read more »

Exotics' XCG7 fairway woods promise more distance

Exotics' XCG7 fairway woods promise more distance

Reid Nelson | 12/16/2013

Exotics, Tour Edge Golf’s high-end boutique brand, has long been known for its fairway woods which have been in the bags of numer... read more »

Ping's new S55 irons a treat for better players

Ping's new S55 irons a treat for better players

Reid Nelson | 10/30/2013

Though they will be a little late for Halloween, the new Ping S55 irons will most certainly be a treat for golfers – at least som... read more »

Forward CG key to SLDR’s length

Forward CG key to SLDR’s length

Reid Nelson | 10/08/2013

After several generations of hugely successful white drivers sporting flashy graphics, TaylorMade has gone back to basic black – ... read more »

Cleveland Classic XL Custom driver true to its name

Cleveland Classic XL Custom driver true to its name

Reid Nelson | 08/18/2013

When it comes to the newest driver from Cleveland Golf, the name really says it all. Classic. Custom. Cleveland threw a cou... read more »

TaylorMade introduces R1 Black driver

TaylorMade introduces R1 Black driver

Reid Nelson | 05/31/2013

A simple experiment with some white paint turned to gold for TaylorMade Golf when it launched the R11 driver in 2011.  Now, the c... read more »

Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 Driver is outstanding by any metric

Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 Driver is outstanding by any metric

Reid Nelson | 05/03/2013

Readers who have followed Metrolina Golf magazine and the MetroGolfMag website, over the years have probably figured out that thi... read more »

TaylorMade to build new golf ball plant in South Carolina

TaylorMade to build new golf ball plant in South Carolina

Reid Spencer | 04/03/2013

TaylorMade is moving its golf ball manufacturing plant from one side of Death Valley to the other. No, we’re not talking about... read more »

Wilson DUO ball is a surprising--and affordable--top performer

Wilson DUO ball is a surprising--and affordable--top performer

Reid Nelson | 03/22/2013

Easy question: What is the No. 1 selling golf ball at one of the world’s largest golf retailers? If you play more than once a dec... read more »

New equipment: Real innovation or marketing hype?

New equipment: Real innovation or marketing hype?

Reid Nelson | 02/08/2013

With the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show now in the rearview mirror, another golf season tees off with manufacturers promising more dis... read more »

With Mobile Warming, you can carry the heat with you

With Mobile Warming, you can carry the heat with you

Reid Nelson | 12/06/2012

Pondering what to get the golfer on your holiday gift list? Thanks to the diversity of items the sport has spawned, you don’t hav... read more »

CMB irons: A new

CMB irons: A new "Idea" from Adams at an attractive price

Reid Nelson | 08/25/2012

Several years ago, the “No. 1 ball in golf” company hit a marketing home run when it introduced irons for mid- to highly-skilled ... read more »

Expect USGA, R&A to drop anchor on anchored putting strokes

Expect USGA, R&A to drop anchor on anchored putting strokes

Reid Nelson | 07/24/2012

To be(lly) or not to be(lly) … That is the question facing golf’s ruling bodies as longer-than-normal putters are propelling ... read more »

Tour Edge Offers Custom-fit Technology at an Affordable Price

Tour Edge Offers Custom-fit Technology at an Affordable Price

Reid Nelson | 07/04/2012

Legendary golf architect Donald Ross believed that "Golf should be a pleasure, not a penance."   The folks at Tour Edge golf ... read more »

Double-Dimple technology sets Bridgestone Tour balls apart

Double-Dimple technology sets Bridgestone Tour balls apart

Reid Nelson | 05/24/2012

Even at first glance, you notice that the new B330 series golf balls from Bridgestone are different. You haven’t hit the ball... read more »

Cleveland Golf fades to Black for average players

Cleveland Golf fades to Black for average players

Reid Nelson | 02/11/2012

Just when almost everything in golf shops seems to be painted white, Cleveland Golf has introduced an entire line of clubs – driv... read more »

A putter that won't twist at impact? Believe it, and start making putts

A putter that won't twist at impact? Believe it, and start making putts

Reid Nelson | 01/13/2012

Unique is one of those rare words in the English language – an absolute, just like pregnant and dead. Something is either uni... read more »

Exotics driver is longer--or your money back

Exotics driver is longer--or your money back

Reid Nelson | 01/07/2012

Just about every manufacturer in golf claims their driver is longer than the next guy’s. But one company is putting its money whe... read more »

TaylorMade’s R11S driver takes adjustability to new level

TaylorMade’s R11S driver takes adjustability to new level

Reid Nelson | 01/02/2012

TaylorMade Golf has never been content with the status quo – even if the status quo means being No. 1 in the industry. That’s why... read more »

Cleveland Golf introduces 588 forged wedges

Cleveland Golf introduces 588 forged wedges

Reid Nelson | 01/02/2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Remember when Cleveland wedges were the “industry standard?” Well, they may soon be again. Not that... read more »

Coming soon: Bridgestone's phenomenal new J40 irons

Coming soon: Bridgestone's phenomenal new J40 irons

Reid Nelson | 09/04/2011

Not even in golf shops yet, Bridgestone’s new J40 irons got a big PR boost when Brandt Snedeker used them to fire a tournament-be... read more »

From Adams: A new Idea that plays like an old Idea

From Adams: A new Idea that plays like an old Idea

Reid Nelson | 09/04/2011

Finally!  After a number of years and an even greater number of “other” offerings, the good folks at Adams Golf have come out ... read more »

New Sunice fabric is welcome news for golfers

New Sunice fabric is welcome news for golfers

Reid Nelson | 06/15/2011

A new fabric introduced by Sunice, the leading manufacturer of performance outerwear in Canada, promises to be welcome news for g... read more »

Great Father's Day Gift: Herbie's One Putt Wedge

Great Father's Day Gift: Herbie's One Putt Wedge

Reid Nelson | 05/24/2011

VENTURA, Calif.--When it comes to golf, some will tell you that you can't buy a better game. If that were true, why has the 2... read more »

Furyk’s change to Penta ball based on his own research

Furyk’s change to Penta ball based on his own research

Reid Nelson | 04/23/2011

Jim Furyk isn’t your average touring golf professional--and we’re not talking about his uniquely angular, yet incredibly effective... read more »

“Lighter, Faster, Farther” Are Watchwords For 2011 Equipment

“Lighter, Faster, Farther” Are Watchwords For 2011 Equipment

Reid Nelson | 04/20/2011

“Lighter, faster, farther.” If there is a theme to the new equipment hitting golf shops in 2011, that would have to be it. Expect ... read more »

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